Internet Freedom Foundation Launches A Card Game Inspired by Data Privacy Laws
Internet Freedom Foundation is a young, non-profit organisation dedicated towards the awareness around and advancement of digital rights in India. Founded by a group of volunteers, working on the savetheinternet.in campaign, the venture aims at making a potent and lasting contribution towards a free and open internet and IFF’s work revolves around policy impacts in freedom of expression, privacy, net neutrality, and innovation.
Most recently, the Internet Freedom Foundation has designed a card game that is entirely based around the concept of data privacy and security. Designed by Ishita Begani, “PowerPlay” is a card game in which the players will be required to maintain a balance between their character’s public and private data, while the government infringes upon the character’s privacy. The entire game has a privacy-themed context and will put players into different scenarios where they will have to decide the best way to protect their data.
Ishita stumbled upon the idea of PowerPlay while working on a thesis project based on the “Right to Privacy” and the controversial Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. In order to properly understand the bill and its vices, Ishita did everything from breaking down the complex bill to talking to lawyers, and even attending talks by activists.
She realized how important it was for the general public of India to understand what these laws meant and to be able to understand them in a quick and easy way.
Apar Gupta, Executive Director, Internet Freedom Foundation
Ishita went on to explore different ways in which people have communicated the importance of privacy awareness and the mediums they have used. After in-depth research on behavioural design and exploring various creative directions, she designed PowerPlay in a way for it to successfully engage people in situations of privacy threats and simultaneously pushing them to act.
Farkhanda Zahoor, Communications and Fundraising Manager, Internet Freedom Foundation
Additionally, PowerPlay is a limited edition game that can only be bought by donating to the Indian Freedom Foundation. Head over to the Internet Freedom Foundation website to grab your own PowerPlay game and educate yourself about privacy of data and everything else surrounding it in a fun way, interactive way.